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    Roscosmos Postpones Launch of Soyuz MS-02 Over Technical Reasons

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    The Russian space agency postponed the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft over technical reasons.

    NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, left, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian space corporation Roscosmos has canceled the launch of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, scheduled for September 23, due to technical reasons, the agency's press service said in statement.

    "Roscosmos decided to postpone launch of the spacecraft Soyuz MS-02, scheduled for September 23, 2016, due to technical reasons after control testing at the Baikonur space center [in Kazakhstan]," the statement said.

    The launch date will be announced later, the press service added.


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